Vivian Adeline Parks

STARK - Vivian Adeline (Bryant) Parks, 88, of Stark passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with breast cancer, at the Country Village Center in Lancaster on Nov. 4, 2013.

She was born on May 31, 1925, in Holland Vt., the daughter of the late Herbert and Cora (Cole) Bryant. Vivian was a woman full of heart and all who met her through her journey could feel the love and strength she embodied.

Vivian lived most of her life in Stark and was a very active member of the community. Vivian and her late husband of 44 years, Lawrence Parks, lived for many years at the Percy Summer Club in Percy, where he worked. She retired from the Granite State Rubber Co. in Berlin, where she did stitching on Converse sneakers. Vivian was known for her beautiful sewing and hand-knitting accomplishments. Many a baby wore the beautiful sweater and blanket sets that she had made. All of her family members have quilts that she made and will treasure always.

She was predeceased by her best friend and sister-in-law, Mildred Gonyer, a brother and three sisters. She was a loving mother of three children: Brenda (Hartford) Boring and her husband, Dwight, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; Carol (Dupuis) Sherwin and her husband, James, of Manchester; and Neal Parks and his wife, Debra, of Stark. Vivian was most proud and much loved by her five grandchildren: Wade Hartford, Tadd Hartford, Amanda (Dupuis) Rowell, Abby (Dupuis) Weismantel, Anthony Tendler; seven great-grandchildren; and a niece and her family..

SERVICES: At Vivian's request, there will be no public calling hours. A memorial celebration of her life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Breast Cancer Research Foundation; 60 E. 56th St.; 8th Floor; New York, NY 10022 or by going to

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home in Groveton.

To send the family your condolences via the online guest book, one may go to:

Funeral Home

Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home
100 State Street Groveton, NH 03582
(603) 636-2744

Published in Union Leader on Nov. 13, 2013